Getting Started with Kafka

What is Kafka for?

Is a producer consumer system.


  1. Topics
  2. Partition — Topics are partitioned for faster read and write of the data

Kafka in Spring

Annotation : @KafkaListener


import org.springframework.core.task.SimpleAsyncTaskExecutor;
import org.springframework.core.task.TaskExecutor;
import org.springframework.kafka.annotation.KafkaListener;
import org.apache.kafka.clients.admin.NewTopic;
private final TaskExecutor exec = new SimpleAsyncTaskExecutor();@KafkaListener(id = "fooGroup", topics = "topic1")
public void listen(Foo2 foo) {
this.exec.execute(() -> {} );
public NewTopic topic() {
return new NewTopic("topic1", 1, (short) 1);


@Autowired private KafkaTemplate<Object, Object> template; @PostMapping(path = "/send/foo/{what}") 
public void sendFoo(@PathVariable String what) {
this.template.send("topic1", new Foo1(what));

Kafka APIs

Admin API (inspect topics), Producer API (write), Consumer API (read), Kafka Streams API, Kafka Connect API



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